Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Simply Scrapping Card Challenge - with Tutorial

This weeks challenge at Simply Scrapping I made another tutorial for you. This is another very simple card to make and just what you need when giving someone a gift card. You can make this for a birthday, thank you or Christmas. Do you know some friends or family you are giving a gift card to on Christmas? Well if you do this challenge, you'll be one step ahead of the game come Christmas time. Once you see how easy these are you may want to make them in advance so you will have these ready when you need them.
I did the tutorial using just a solid colored cardstock in hopes it would show up easier but on my final card I used different paper. Here is what it looks like finished:

Gift Card Holder - Card Tutorial

Cut cardstock or double sided paper 5” x 12”; then score at 4”, 6” and 8” (ignore that second score line on mine – I made a mistake when doing my 4” in score line)

Fold card as shown – valley, mountain, valley (that’s how the folds should go)

Turn the card over on the back side and add adhesive to the fold around the edges as shown. You want to make sure you don’t add adhesive the middle section because that is insert for the gift card.

Fold the card together and turn over. This is looking at the inside of the card.

Now you need to make an opening for the gift card to slide into the middle section. I used a punch from Stampin’ Up and punched it a couple of times to make it wide enough. You can experiment with different styles of punches to get this opening or you can just cut an opening with scissors too.

I used scissors to cut off the little rounded part left by the punch to make it a straight edge (where I’m pointing on the picture).

Now the opening for the gift card is done.

On my finished example, I used a scallop punch just a decorative touch. Not necessary but just another place to embellish and I love to embellish!!

Put adhesive on just one side of the punch and adhere below the opening for the gift card. Just decorate the front as desired.

Here is my finished card again.


Kim said...

Awww, what a fun card and gift holder! Thanks so much for sharing the deets with us! Seems very simple to do. I'm all for trying one!
Kim xXx

Leah the Orange said...

SUPER cute tute, Diane! love the gift card holder - it's different than just a plain ol' pocket! i will have to try this myself, or use it for a challenge. AND you used one of my favourite Bella stamps! love it!

ScrapinShana said...

OMG Diane! What an awesome gift card holder! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, I'll have to try this =)

ScrapinShana said...

OMG Diane! What an awesome gift card holder! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, I'll have to try this =)

Tammy said...

Love it! Great tutoral.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job on the tutorial Diane! What a cute & clever idea ... looks like I'll be getting a few of these made up in advance ... thanks!!!

Work'nPlay said...

Thanks for your comment about my niece on my Thanksgiving clip art hub. I didn't even know there was such a thing as special needs cheer. That's great! I'm so glad your daughter enjoys it.

Also, this is a fantastic tutorial. It's well-done and detailed.



Lisa said...

wow great tute I am going to have to try this one, you're so lucky you have a score pal to play with

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

LOVE this tutorial! COOL IDEA! TFS!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

what a fabulous creation for a gift card, luv the images....very sweet...have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*